Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodness gracious me

Well, this is it. As of today I'm now officially half a century old!

Strange feeling actually, but I guess that's a path we all have to go down. Then again, some Sunday mornings I feel like I'm a 100, so I guess reaching 50 isn't all that bad!

Anyway, happy new year to the reader out there (you know who you are.)

And may it be a prosperous and happy one! I'll drink to that.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Al Gore's Christmas Global Warming song

'Nuff said. Now it's time to get into the Christmas spirit.

H/T to Swedish blogger Every Kind of People

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Boobs fine with Glowball Wormening

Thank God! At least there's something good about Climate Change: It would seem that women's tits cope well with warming.

Not sure why, but the science is settled, and that's good enough for me. Who am I to dispute the findings of settled researchers?

UPDATE: Darn, next time I quote a headline, perhaps I should actually read the article first.

Sorry lads, no titties to be seen here, move along now.

(Via Warmlist)

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Point taken (I think)

Funny thing about blogging.

Sometimes you get technoratied to sites you would never expect.

For instance, my post a few days ago spawned this spin-off (or so I imagine) on Stillmate:

كل مرأة في جامعتنا الموقرة. قررت إدارة الجامعة توزيع بوكيه ورد لكل سيدة تدخل من الباب سواء كانت طالبة أو دكتورة أو معيدة أو حتى فراشة. ويتمايلون فرحاً، أن هناك من يقدرهم. المهم، ذهبت مسرعاً لأتوجه إلى أحد المحاضرات ففوجئت بأحد الطلبة يأتيني من خلفي ويسلم علي بحرارة لم يسلم علي هكذا من عرفته من قبل ويحتضني ويقبلني بقوة ثم يقول: تستاهلوووووووون، ومبروكين ... ومن هالكلام

I must admit, I have absolutely no idea what it says, but then again that would my own fault for not taking the proper 101 something back in high school.

But thanks for for the reference Stillmate. (And no, just for the record, I'm not in anyway being sarcastic!)

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Danish warship not allowed to board pirate vessel

The Danish warship Absalon today caught up with a Somali pirate vessel that had unsuccessfully tried to seize first a cruise ship and then a cargo ship in the bay of Aden.

The Danish SEAL-detail on Absolon was ready to board the suspected vessel, but orders came from the American central command of Taskforce 150 to abort on the the grounds that "it was not worth the risk" and the pirates were allowed to go on with their business.

Danish SEAL covers suspected Somali pirates

Absalon's captain, Dan Pedersen, expressed his frustration this way in an interview with Danish TV2:

I have to be loyal to the organization I represent (the UN) but I'm on the verge of being angry, let me put it that way!

I, for one, don't blame him!

Why not routinely board suspected pirate boats and if nothing else, at least through any weapons found over the side?